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NPR Continues To Find Hundreds Of Cases Of Advanced Black Lung
NPR's ongoing investigation of the advanced stage of the fatal lung disease that afflicts coal miners has identified an additional 1,000 cases in Appalachia. That brings the NPR count of Progressive Massive Fibrosis (PMF), the most serious stage of the ...

Where medical marijuana dispensary permits were awarded in counties surrounding Lancaster
This map shows the where the Pennsylvania Department of Health has granted medical marijuana business permits. PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. prev. next. The Cure Pennsylvania location planned for the former Kmart in Manheim ...

How Long Can You Breastfeed Your Baby? More Than Two Years Of Breastfeeding Leads To More Cavities, Study Says
Breastfeeding has been found to be beneficial for children as the American Academy of Pediatrics also recommend that a mother should breast-feed her new born for at least one year. However, a new study published in journal “Pediatrics” on Friday found ...

Blue Cross report finds alarming trends in Alabama opioid prescriptions
OxyContin, in 80 mg pills, in a 2013 file image. (Liz O. Baylen/Los Angeles Times/TNS). OxyContin, in 80 mg pills, in a 2013 file image. (Liz O. Baylen/Los Angeles Times/TNS). By Amy Yurkanin · [email protected] Alabama members of Blue Cross Blue ...

Three locations in Bucks County granted licenses to sell medical marijuana
HARRISBURG >> Six licenses to dispense medical marijuana products at 14 locations in Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties were unveiled Thursday by the state health department. The dispensary licenses follow on the heels of the ...

Large study links key pesticide to weakened honeybee hives
FILE - In this May 27, 2015, file photo, volunteer Ben Merritt, a graduate student at the University of Cincinnati, checks honeybee hives for queen activity and performs routine maintenance as part of a collaboration between the Cincinnati Zoo and ...

Tufts Medical Center nurses strike slated to begin July 12
Nurses at Tufts Medical Center have told the hospital they will go on strike on July 12, hospital CEO Michael Wagner announced today. The announcement came after the Tufts unit of the Massachusetts Nurses Association voted to reject what Tufts Medical ...

Las Vegas Live: Adult-Use Cannabis Debuts in Nevada
Patrons wait in line shortly before the doors open at midnight at Essence Cannabis Dispensary on the Las Vegas Strip on Friday, June 30, 2017. Cannabis sales to adults 21 and over in Nevada began at midnight July 1. (Ronda Churchill for Leafly). It's ...

Freeze-dried placenta pills likely caused this newborn's dangerous bacterial infection
In a certain corner of the alternative health movement, fueled by celebrity buzz, it's become en vogue for new mothers to consume their placentas after giving birth. Companies have sprouted up offering to turn placentas into smoothies, truffles, and ...

Yemen suffering from world's largest cholera outbreak
The two-year-old civil war in Yemen has devastated much of the nation, leaving millions on the brink of starvation. Now, the conflict has spawned a health emergency: Cholera. It's the second cholera outbreak in 6 months, and the World Health ...

Teen birth rate drops again to all-time low: CDC - KTVA.com
The overall birth rate declined, too, dropping 1 percent between 2015 and 2016, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The total number of births in 2016 was 3,941,109. Moreover, the fertility rate ...

In New Jersey's lush marijuana plants, a vision of Pennsylvania's future
Medical marijuana is produced inside Garden State Dispensary in Woodbridge, N.J. The company was just awarded a permit to grow and process medical marijuana. Michelle MerlinContact ReporterOf The Morning Call. The building nestled between a car ...

Health agency probes E.coli outbreak in polygamist Utah city
Utah health authorities said they are investigating an outbreak of E.coli after two children died in a city on the Arizona border that's home to a polygamist Mormon sect. The investigation in Hildale, Utah, comes after the deaths in recent weeks, the ...

E.coli outbreak hits polygamist Utah town
HILDALE, Utah -- Utah health authorities say they are investigating an outbreak of E.coli after two children died in a city on the Arizona border that's home to a polygamist Mormon sect. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the Southwest Utah Public ...

Heart transplant survivor dies hours after giving birth
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After giving birth to her baby girl, Megan Moss Johnson got to hold her daughter in her arms, feed her and burp her. It was a celebration of new life for Johnson, who received a heart transplant seven years ago, and her husband ...

Marijuana Fans Cheer as Recreational Pot Goes on Sale in Nevada
LAS VEGAS — Cheers and long lines of tourists and locals alike greeted the first day of sales of recreational marijuana on Saturday as Nevada became the fifth state with stores selling pot to the public in a market that is expected to outpace all ...

US Teen Birth Rates Drop To All-Time Low: CDC
A CDC and NCHS report shows further decline in births from teenage mothers in 2016. The new data continues the long-term trend of declining teenage pregnancy. ( Stefan Schweihofer | Pixabay ). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and ...

'One Of A Kind' Collection Of Animal Eyeballs Aids Research On Vision Problems
There is a little room at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that is filled with the eyeballs of animals — everything from the duck-billed platypus to the two-toed sloth to the boa constrictor. "We think we're the largest collection of animal ...

Let overdoses die? Ohio councilman stuns with his take on opioid abuse
A day before Middletown's council meeting on June 20, City Manager Doug Adkins attended a local heroin summit. He told people there the city was on pace to spend $100,000 on Narcan, a medicine that can block the effects of opioids and is often used by ...

Photos: Las Vegas tourists, locals psyched for legal recreational marijuana
Not even triple-digit temps could dissuade consumers on the first full day of legal recreational marijuana sales. 159. SHARES. ShareTweetRedditWhatsappMailPrint · GoogleTumblrPinterestLinkedinPocketDiggStumbleupon. Published: Jul 2, 2017, 8:16 am ...

CDC: Teen birth rates in US hit all-time low
But last year, the teen birth rate for U.S. women ages 15-19 hit a record low after it fell nine percent since 2015. CDC, NCHS. To come up with the numbers, researchers at the NCHS obtained birth certificates for 2016. According to the study, the birth ...

Brain-Eating Amoeba Found In Louisiana Tap Water; People Warned To Avoid Water In Nose
This photomicrograph shows brain tissue infected with Naegleria fowleri, commonly known as brain-eating amoeba. Louisiana's Department of Health confirmed this week that brain-eating amoeba had been found in two water systems in the state. Traces of ...

Ebola Outbreak Declared Over in Democratic Republic of Congo After Four Deaths
A small outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is over, the World Health Organization said Sunday. Four people died and four survived being infected by the virus, WHO said. It was the first reported outbreak of Ebola since the ...

Pope reverses Vatican stand on British sick baby case
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis called Sunday for the parents of a terminally ill British baby to be allowed to do everything possible to treat their 10-month-old son, amending the Vatican's previous position after conservatives complained. In a ...

Therapy animals are everywhere. Proof that they help is not.
A therapy-animal trend grips the United States. The San Francisco airport now deploys a pig to calm frazzled travelers. Universities nationwide bring dogs (and a donkey) onto campus to soothe students during finals. Llamas comfort hospital patients ...

Residents warned of toxic algae blooms
Officials in Northern California are warning residents after two dogs died following a swim in a pond where toxic blue-green algae is growing. People are urged to avoid ponds, rivers and streams in the area of southern Napa County where the dogs died ...

Ebola outbreak in DRC is over, WHO says
(CNN) The World Health Organization declared an end to the most recent outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, marking the latest key milestone in the fight against the deadly disease. The announcement comes 42 days, or the ...

Family confirms two southern Utah children dead from E. coli
HILDALE, Utah – The Southwest Utah Health Department is investigating an E. coli outbreak in Hildale, and family members confirm at least two young children have died. The parents of 6-year-old Gabriella Fullerton of Hildale tell Fox 13 News their ...

Pope shows solidarity with Charlie Gard's parents
Pope Francis is calling for the parents of critically ill baby, Charlie Gard, to be allowed to do everything possible to treat their child. In a statement on Sunday evening, the Vatican said the pope was following the case of the 10-month-old, who has ...

Brain Training App May Counteract Mild Cognitive Impairment
A new brain training game developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge could help improve the memory of patients in the very earliest stages of dementia, according to a new study. Amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) has been described ...

Carlisle Based Agency Approved by State to Open Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Williamsport
WILLIAMSPORT -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health recently awarded permits to 27 entities in the state to operate medical marijuana dispensaries, including one in Lycoming County. Keystone Center of Integrative Wellness, LLC, will operate a ...

Sick baby prompts concern over placenta pills
(CNN) The growing phenomenon of mothers eating their own placentas seems to have caused a baby to be infected with group B streptococcus, according to a new report detailing the case that was published in the Centers for Disease Control and ...

Health Officials Wary as Wet Spring Leads to Mosquitoes
A wetter-than-normal spring in the Northeast is behind a bumper crop of mosquitoes as Americans begin grilling and enjoying outdoor activities. July 3, 2017, at 12:03 a.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +; Cancel. Health Officials Wary as Wet ...

'Pope's hospital' put children at risk as it chased profits
ROME — Doctors and nurses at the Vatican's showcase pediatric hospital were angry: Corners were being cut. Safety protocols were being ignored. And sick children were suffering. The Vatican's response was swift. A secret three-month investigation in ...

E. coli outbreak in southern Utah city
The Southwest Utah Public Health Department posted on their Facebook page that they are investigating an E.coli bacteria outbreak in Hildale, Utah. Currently, this outbreak appears to be confined to a limited area with little or no risk to the larger ...

Bumper crop of mosquitoes has Maine health officials on high alert
Mosquitoes have been especially bad along the coast, according to Chuck Lubelczyk, of the Maine Medical Center Research Institute. By DAVID SHARPAssociated Press. Share. facebook · tweet · email · print. Comment. Read Article. An employee of All ...

Man who inspired ice bucket challenge is back in hospital
BOSTON (AP) — The man who inspired people around the world to dump buckets of ice water over their heads to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig's disease research is back in the hospital and is keeping his sense of humor. A Facebook post from the ...

Ice Bucket Challenge inspiration Pete Frates is 'resting comfortably'
Dina Rudick/Globe staff/file. Pete Frates. Pete Frates — the former Boston College baseball player and inspiration behind the viral “Ice Bucket Challenge” — is back at Massachusetts General Hospital “battling this beast ALS like a Superhero ...

Google DeepMind NHS medical trial broke UK privacy law
A UK hospital did not do enough to protect the privacy of patients when it shared data with Google, the UK's Information Commission (ICO) has ruled. The ICO censured the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust about data handed over during trials of a novel ...

The Health 202: Trump is trying to blow up the Obamacare strategy he pushed for
THE PROGNOSIS. President Trump meets with Republican senators about health care in the East Room of the White House. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post). When congressional Republicans zig, President Trump zags. When they follow suit ...

Birth control is giving rise to transgender fish
Male fish are turning into females thanks to chemicals from birth control pills and makeup being flushed down drains, according to a new study. The study of freshwater fish in Britain found a fifth of males are now showing feminine traits — including ...

Man behind ALS Ice Bucket Challenge hospitalized
Pete Frates, who inspired people around the world to dump buckets of ice over their heads to raise money for Lou Gehrig's disease, was in a Boston hospital Monday battling the debilitating disorder. Frates, 32, was diagnosed five years ago with ...

Girl who died after contracting E. coli was cleaning dirty yard, family says
Gabriella Fullerton fell ill after coming into contact with dogs who had been around dirty diapers, her family said. (GoFundMe). The family of one of two children who died after contracting an E. coli infection said the 6-year-old had recently been ...

Health officials wary as wet spring leads to mosquitoes
FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2016 file photon mosquitos collected by Chris Horton, of the Berkshire County Mosquito Control Project, are displayed in Pittsfield, Mass. The Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University reports that 2017 was the ...

Six things to know about Nevada marijuana: edibles, tourism impact, casino ban and more
Nevada has made the fastest turnaround from the ballot box to retail sales of any of the seven other recreational marijuana states. 22. SHARES. ShareTweetRedditWhatsappMailPrint · GoogleTumblrPinterestLinkedinPocketDiggStumbleupon. Published: Jul 3 ...

Ice Bucket Challenge: 5 things you should know
What is the Ice Bucket challenge and when did it start? The Ice Bucket Challenge is a campaign to promote awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) — also known as Lou Gehrig's disease — and encourage donations for research. A person is filmed ...

Vatican hospital calls AP investigation into care a 'hoax'
ROME — When doctors and nurses at the Vatican's showcase children's hospital complained in 2014 that corners were being cut and medical protocols ignored, the Vatican responded by ordering up a secret in-house investigation. The diagnosis: The ...

Heartburn drugs tied to increased risk of early death, study says
(CNN) At prescription strength, proton-pump inhibitors are associated with a potential 25% increased risk of early death from any cause, suggests new research published Monday in the British Medical Journal Open. This study did not examine ...

Health vlogger eats poisonous plant on livestream, and you'll totally believe what happens next
In the fascinating world of second-tier YouTube health vlogging, chemicals bad and plants good. Only, that doesn't work so well when the plant in question is Agave Americana, a Mexico-dwelling poisonous plant that can easily kill a human. Don't Miss: ...

'The doctor actually rolled his eyes at me and would not test her,' Utah woman says of her child who died
Hildale woman says a St. George medical center turned away her daughter about a week before the child died. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Email Print. Share This Article. ARTICLE PHOTO GALLERY (2). Photo courtesy of Sam Berg Gabriella ...

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